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Old 12-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #31
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Let us not forget those who are in EMS with absolutely no sense at all and slam narcan.


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Old 12-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #32
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:14 PM   #33
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Hey Vent, wasn't it Bay County that killed a kid in Juvie with the amonia inhalants?
fcuk them, I LIKE my License and Certs.
Fakers get a ride, I'll let the ER staff use other methods.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:18 PM   #34
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Hey Vent, wasn't it Bay County that killed a kid in Juvie with the amonia inhalants?
fcuk them, I LIKE my License and Certs.
Fakers get a ride, I'll let the ER staff use other methods.
I can't remember which county but I hear their lawn service sucks as well. Something about lack of professionalism.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:20 PM   #35
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Haha, I remember jail time, loss of licenses, jobs, etc was brought.

Only time I wanna be on the news is for something good. Not killing a pt.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:47 PM   #36
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It wasn't the inhalants that killed him. It was the beating and lack of medical care!
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:58 PM   #37
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It wasn't the inhalants that killed him. It was the beating and lack of medical care!
That was another one which involved the guards and a nurse. I think the kid had asthma and wasn't running fast enough when they hit him with the ammonia inhalant.

We had another one at either Broward or Palm Beach County jail. Maybe both.

Hell we've had so many it is hard to keep track of all the "oops". They make ambulance chasing attorneys a good living.

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Old 12-13-2009, 10:16 PM   #38
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We were taught sternal rubs for initial response if the pt seemed unresponsive, if no response move on to pain pinch.
So should I be skipping the rub all together?

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Old 12-13-2009, 10:31 PM   #39
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We were taught sternal rubs for initial response if the pt seemed unresponsive, if no response move on to pain pinch.
So should I be skipping the rub all together?
Depends on what is accepted practice where you are working.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:14 PM   #40
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At my service I'm known as the guy who chewed out a "partner" who was assessing responsiveness with the "hand drop test." (That EMT is no longer employed at that service.)
OK, I feel like I'm setting myself up, but I have to ask...
What's wrong with the hand drop test? I mean, as long as you use another test for responsiveness as well?
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